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2013 Smart ForTwo Electric Production Starts, Due Q4, 2012

2013 Smart ForTwo Electric Production Starts, Due Q4, 2012

Earlier this week, Daimler started production of the 2013 Smart ForTwo electric drive at its Hamback, facility in France. The third-generation all-electric Smart ForTwo, the 2013 model is the first electric Smart that will be sold as well as leased. Unlike previous versions, which we felt were... read more

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2013 Smart ForTwo

2013 Smart ForTwo Facelift: Will It Help Sales?

It's hard to believe, but the current Smart ForTwo has been soldiering on in the U.S. North American market for five years now. Mercedes-Benz offshoot Smart has never enjoyed... read more February 1, 2012 by  8


 
Smart For-Us pickup concept live photos, 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Smart For-Us Electric Pickup Concept: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

We'd be tempted to say that Smart is playing to stereotypes by unveiling a pickup concept at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). However, there's nothing... read more January 10, 2012 by  3


 
2012 smart fortwo electric drive, 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

Next-Generation 2012 Smart ForTwo Electric Car Delayed

Earlier this year Daimler unveiled the third generation Smart Fortwo Electric Drive at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. Offering much improved acceleration, range and charging... read more December 21, 2011 by  0


 
2012 Rinspeed Dock+Go Concept

Rinspeed Dock+Go Concept Adds Versatility To Smart Electric Drive

Call up the main page of Rinspeed’s website, and you’re greeted by an image of its founder, Frank M. Rinderknecht. You’ll also see a series of quotes from... read more December 8, 2011 by  3


 
2012 Smart For-Us Concept

Smart For-Us Pickup Concept: Detroit Auto Show Preview

It's not easy being small. You go unnoticed in crowds and have to ask taller people to reach objects on high shelves for you. With cars though it's not always a bad thing, or... read more December 7, 2011 by  4


 
Car2Go Smart ForTwo Electric Drive in San Diego

San Diego: Car2Go's Choice For First All-Electric Car Share Service

The City of San Diego has become the first city in North America to offer an all-electric car sharing network, thanks to Car2Go. A fleet of more than 300 all-electric Smart... read more November 23, 2011 by  4


 
BMW Concept E, 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

2011 Frankfurt Auto Show: Electric Two-Wheelers All The Rage

It isn't just the cars that are going electric at the Frankfurt Auto Show, currently open to the public until September 25. Two-wheeled electric vehicles are popular too... read more September 19, 2011 by  0


 
2011 Smart Fortwo

Mercedes-Benz Hoping To Revive Smart Brand With TV Ads

In 2008, the future looked bright for the Smart brand in the Untied States. Gas prices had climbed to record levels, so then-distributor Penske Automotive had no trouble in... read more September 16, 2011 by  2


 
2011 Smart forvision concept

Smart Forvision Electric Car Concept: Frankfurt Live Photos

While Smart used the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show to release its new, upgraded Fortwo Electric Drive and the production Smart eBike, the new Forvision concept previewed a few... read more September 13, 2011 by  1


 
2012 smart fortwo electric drive, 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

2012 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive: Frankfurt Auto Show

The problems with the old Smart Fortwo Electric Drive were fairly easy to work out. It was too slow, had only an average range, took too long to charge and it was too... read more September 13, 2011 by  7


 
2011 Volkswagen Nils single-seat electric car concept

2011 Frankfurt Auto Show: Full Electric Car Preview

We thought the 2011 Geneva Motor Show was one of the best ever for electric cars and green vehicles, but the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, starting in less than a week, is... read more September 6, 2011 by  0


 
2011 Smart Forvision Concept

2011 Smart ForVision Electric Concept: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show Preview

A few weeks ago we told you about the third generation Smart ForTwo Electric Drive which was due to be unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. With a faster top speed... read more September 1, 2011 by  1


 
2011 Smart Fortwo

Is Second Time The Charm For Smart's ForTwo In U.S. Market?

The 2011 Smart ForTwo minicar: Cramped, noisy, slow and unsafe, right? If you answered yes to all those then the new team running Smart USA for Daimler AG is banking on a new... read more August 31, 2011 by  3


 
Hertz electric-car rental press event, New York City, September 2010

Hertz, Marriott Bring Electric Cars And Hotels Together In San Francisco

Popular airport rental car firm Hertz has been working alongside Hotel chain Marriott for 30 years to unite weary travelers with a set of wheels while they’re away from... read more August 25, 2011 by  0


 
2012 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive

2012 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Gets More Smart, Gains Speed

The 2011 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive may be the smallest, most compact highway-capable electric car on the market, but its pathetic top speed, sluggish acceleration, limited... read more August 16, 2011 by  2


 
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